Camera Interface Kits

Lumitron offers the customer three choices when it comes to interfacing our cameras to your application. Two of these choices involve a Lumitron product and the remaining choice involves the customer’s efforts. The two Lumitron interface kits are separated by those who desire a digital interface solution (Camera Link) and those who simply need analog video along with a simple means to control the camera (Serial Port Link).

ECC320A Camera Link Interface Kit 

This kit includes everything the customer needs to interface a Lumitron Camera to a computer for collecting digital data. One of these kits would be required for each

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camera the customer desires to operate in this manner. The Part Number for this kit is 400-00000152 and it consists of one each of the following items:

(1) ECC320A Camera Link Interface Cable (P/N 410-00000049-025)
(2) ECC320A Camera Link Interface Assembly (P/N 400-00000151)
(3) NI PCI-1426 Camera Link Frame Grabber PCBA (P/N 779210-01)
(4) ECC320A Interface Power Supply Assembly (P/N 400-00000150)
(5) SMA to BNC Coaxial Cable (P/N CCS174B-10)
(6) ECC320A Camera Sync Cable (P/N TCSD-05-D-04.00-01-N-D02).

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The primary component in this kit is the ECC320A Camera Link Interface Assembly (Item 2). This item interfaces to the camera via the ECC320A Camera Link Interface Cable (Item 1) and directly connects to the Camera Link Frame Grabber PCBA (Item 3) at the customer provided computer. The ECC320A Interface Power Supply (Item 4) connects to this item and provides power to it, as well as the camera (via Item 1). The SMA to BNC Cable (Item 5) allows for the camera’s analog video to be accessed at the Camera Link Interface Assembly. The Camera Sync Cable (Item 6) allows for multiple cameras (up to four total) to share a common sync signal. This connection is made between each Camera Link Interface Assembly, in a daisy chain fashion. This cable is included in the kit but not required for single camera configurations.

The interface cable provided with this kit is twenty-five (25) feet in length. However, Lumitron’s Camera Link solution allows for the separation of the camera and computer to be up to two-hundred and fifty (250) feet. Please contact us if your needs require a longer length cable with this kit. It should also be noted that the digital video in Lumitron’s ECS320A based cameras are 14-Bit with a maximum frame rate for a NTSC camera of 60 Hz and for a PAL camera of 50 Hz.

ECC320A Serial Port Interface Kit

This kit is typically ordered by our first time customers to provide a simple means to interface to the camera and to have easy access to analog video. Normally a customer would order just one of these units while they are off developing their own interface solution. The Part Number for this kit is 400-00000154 and it consists of one each of the following items

(1) ECC320A Serial Interface Cable (P/N 410-00000050-25)
(2) ECC320A Serial Port Interface Assembly (P/N 400-00000153)
(3) ECC320A Interface Power Supply Assembly (P/N 400-00000150)
(4) SMA to BNC Coaxial Cable (P/N CCS174B-10)
(5) Standard Computer Serial Port Cable (P/N CSMN9MF-10).

The primary component of this kit is the ECC320A Serial Port Interface Assembly (Item 2). This Item acts as a interface “hub”, and connects to the camera via the ECC320A Serial Interface Cable (Item 2). The ECC320A Interface Power Supply (Item 3) connects to this item and provides power to it, as well as the camera (via Item 1). The SMA to BNC Cable (Item 4) allows for the camera’s analog video to be accessed at the Serial Port Interface Assembly. The Computer Serial Port Cable (Item 5) connects a standard computer (provided by the customer) to this hub, for serial communication and control of the camera.

Customer Interface Kit

Lumitron shall furnish complete documentation and engineering support to those customers that desire to develop / provide their own interface solution to our camera products. Please contact us for these details and optional items.